To universalize knowledge and integrate wisdom with other teaching and researching institutions are the main objectives for FASEH. With this purpose, a decade ago, we started our program of internationalization, in partnership with major US universities. This program put FASEH on the map of important research in the area of ​​global health.
The collaborations allow resident doctors and US professors to do field research work, in Minas Gerais, with full support and cooperation of our researchers.
The internationalization of FASEH also brings the real opportunity, for medical students  and FASEH’s teachers, to make an exchange in observership with the foreign partners, here in Brazil and also in the USA. professores da FASEH façam um intercâmbio de observação – observership – acompanhando o trabalho dos americanos, aqui no Brasil e também nos EUA.


An internationalization program in the area of ​​medical research requires a network of partner institutions with health units for fieldwork and patient care. FASEH has agreements signed with reference units that work fighting against contagious infect diseases in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (RMBH) and abroad.

Partners in the USA

Among the international partnerships are Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the US universities Emory and Stanford.

Located in Palo Alto, California, it is one of the largest universities in the world, with a century-long tradition of training high-level professionals. It is one of the US 5 most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world, with the highest graduation selectivity and the first position placed in several surveys and measurements in the country. Annually, the university reach the top in college rankings.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia – the city known as the world capital of public health – the
collaboration program between FASEH and Emory University offers unique opportunities
for our students to learn from research in the area of ​​epidemiology and infectology.


Reference in hospital and outpatient care ininfectious diseases, especially Tuberculosis, AIDS and Dermatology. The hospital was the field for specialists in leprosy develop their studies. The collaboration between doctors, researchers and authorities demonstrated the potency of international agreements for the promotion of public health in infectious diseases.

The municipal hospital of Belo Horizonte is one of the largest centers of quality health care, with a focus in urgency and emergency, associating teaching and care in a humanized, participatory and sustainable way and fully integrated with the health system.
In addition, it contributes to the training process and specialization of health professionals and other areas, in conciliation with the guidelines of the municipal health policy.

The municipality of Vespasiano has 7 Basic Health Units (UBSs), as well as 3 other health centers. The city’s public network is assisted by teachers and students of FASEH’s health courses.
UBSs are spaces for the development of research and the collection of data, attracting the attention and care of physicians and researchers of the US and Brazil.


Universidade de Illinois, FIEMG and UFMG

The most recent partnership of FASEH’s Internationalization Project is with the University of Illinois that has a course of Medical Engineering. The agreement signed between FASEH and the US institution also involves the Industry Federation of Minas Gerais State (FIEMG) and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) for the creation of the first course of Medical Engineering in Brazil, with part of the studies made in the United States.

Yale and Universidade ofMiami

For Medicine course, FASEH is starting to formalize an agreement to participate in an already existing project between the universities of Stanford and Yale, in the area of ​​Internal Medicine. It also has a letter of intention for a partnership with the University of Miami in the fields of primary health care and public health.


Building bridges between two worlds
Education, development, cooperation and health must be interlinked in the search for a global health system in a world where mobility leads to pandemics.
FASEH’s internationalization program is an opportunity for our students to enter in contact with what there is of most modern in the world in terms of research, technology and health service. Our internationalization program gives foreign researchers a fertile field for studies of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases contributing to create global actions for the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
FASEH’s internationalization core was responsible for building the bridge that shares the knowledge and give subsidy and technical and human assistance to international researchers. So that the fieldwork takes place on brazilian soil, both for the collection of data and impressions for its studies, as well as for interlocution with the local population, the US researchers rely on the support of FASEH’s students and teachers to carry out the research and assistance. It is a model that promotes scientific integration and the experience of welcoming and discovering the new. For future doctors, it opens up a world of opportunities and the possibility for the first scientific publications, as authors and co-authors of international research of global excellence.


International researchers, mostly north americans and europeans, have looked arboviruses of tropical countries with increasing scientific interest, in view of the processes of study and treatment of these diseases. The researchers found in Minas, next to the partner units of FASEH, ideal environment for data collection and sampling with patients used to develop research for the solution of global and regional health problems.


The Observership is a program for professionals and students of health care, conducted by US Colleges and Hospitals. In the program it is possible to know the most advanced international practices in health areas or to complete postgraduate studies with field research. FASEH’s students attend classes, seminars, courses and lectures offered by Emory and Stanford universities and other support institutions and can accompany patient care, without direct contact with them and without any medical function.


The research carried out through FASEH’s international partnership focuses on health projects developed by the United States’ international health centers to prevent and treat emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
The international collaboration model allows graduate students of Stanford and Emory, as well as researchers at the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal University of Minas Gerais, professionals from the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (FUNED) and scientists of the Foundation of Research Support of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) realize their fieldworks in the various areas of global health. For FASEH’s students and teachers, the international collaboration allows them to be authors or co-authors of articles and scientific reports, besides participating of cultural exchange processes, inherent in exchange experiences.


The 10 years of FASEH’S Internationalization Program will be celebrated
with a Global Health Conference in March 2019.
The program will have brazilian and foreign experts presentations, as well as debates on the knowledge exchange between academic institutions and an evaluation of reports and scientific works for the benefit of the communities surveyed.

In the year the program completes a decade, FASEH will accomplish several comemorative events, with the participation of the partner institutions, composed of lectures and courses with invited specialists.
A solemnity at FASEH will mark the launching of the cornerstone of the Public Health School building.

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